ISUZU Amigo/Pick-ups/Rodeo/Trooper 1981-1996

Brake Master Cylinder

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FLUID RECOMMENDATION



When adding or replacing the brake fluid, always use DOT-3 brake fluid. Do not allow the brake fluid container or master cylinder reservoir to remain open for long periods of time; brake fluid absorbs moisture from the air, reducing its effectiveness and causing corrosion in the lines. Isuzu recommends that silicone brake should not be used in the brake system. Damage to the rubber parts may result.

When making additions of brake fluid, use only fresh, uncontaminated brake fluid which meets or exceeds DOT-3 standards. Be careful not to spill any brake fluid on painted surfaces, as it will quickly eat the paint.

LEVEL CHECK



See Figures 1, 2 and 3

Any sudden decrease in the brake system fluid level indicates a possible leak in the system and should be inspected immediately.

The master cylinder is located in the left rear section of the engine compartment.

It should be obvious how important the brake system is to safe operation of your vehicle. The brake fluid is key to the proper operation of the brake system. Low levels of fluid indicate a need for service (there may be a leak in the system or the brake pads may just be worn and in need of replacement). In any case, the brake fluid level should be inspected at least during every oil change, but more often is desirable. Every time you open the hood is a good time to glance at the master cylinder reservoir.



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Fig. Fig. 1: The brake fluid level can be read through the translucent master cylinder reservoir



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Fig. Fig. 2: If, for some reason, the fluid can't be seen through the plastic, remove the lid to check the level



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Fig. Fig. 3: If necessary, add clean DOT 3 brake fluid until the level is at the MAX level

To check the fluid level on most vehicles covered by this guide, you may peer through the sidewall of the reservoir and observe the level in relation to the markings. If the reservoir is opaque, simply unsnap and lift off the reservoir cover, to check the fluid level; it should be within 1 / 4 in. (6mm) of the top of the MAX marks. When making additions of brake fluid, use only fresh, uncontaminated brake fluid which meets or exceeds DOT-3 standards. Be careful not to spill any brake fluid on painted surfaces, as it will quickly eat the paint. Do not allow the brake fluid container or the master cylinder reservoir to remain open any longer than necessary; brake fluid absorbs moisture from the air, reducing its effectiveness and causing corrosion in the lines.

 
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